Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Floods in Sabaragamuwa/West, Sri Lanka (2017-05-31)


Activation time (UTC): 2017-05-31 10:33:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-05-24 18:30:00 Event type: Flood (Riverine flood)

Activation reason:
Monsoon rains caused severe flooding and mudslides in western and southern Sri Lanka. The death toll has climbed to more than 200 with 94 people still missing in the country’s worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  Floods in Sabaragamuwa/West, Sri Lanka (2017-05-31). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-05-31
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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6.87103725861° N, 80.4120708133° E, 6.38282862834° S, 79.9673782596° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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